Your Watercolour Paintings Lighthouse – Portsmouth NH

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    DavidG14
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    Although I’ve done this before, I saw a photo on The Accidental Watercolorist and couldn’t resist joining the challenge.  Perhaps we can start posting on Pure Watercolor and get things going again.

    I masked the lighthouse with packing tape and unfortunately the top layer of the paper peeled off and that’s why the lighthouse area is fuzzy.  I bought the sheet on eBay and it doesn’t have a watermark but seems to be 140 lb NOT.  Fortunately, there were only one or two sheets in the lot which was mainly 300 lb.

     

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    Lora
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    Wow, David, I love this!! It really is beautiful. I’m going to have to be honest and say I’m so jealous of that rocky area…I have a very hard time with rocky areas like that….with painting the darks negatively to make the rocks pop out. I also love the color of your sea and all that sparkle on it is really eye catching. Not to mention your lighthouse is superb. 😀

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    DavidG14
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    Lora,

     

    i hope you see this.  For the rocks, make sure you use three values and try to watch the light source although its pretty easy to get away with mistakes.  I have a lot of trouble with soft edges but a combination of hard and soft edges really helps.

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      Lora
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      Thanks, David for the tips! I think out of those you mentioned, the hard edges are my biggest problem and what I’m most afraid of doing and getting wrong or doing them too dark. But I can see how important they are; without these very dark areas of the underside of rock and dark crevices, the rocks wouldn’t stand out at all. You’ve given me a reminder I needed…pay more attention to the light source. Thanks for the help. 🙂

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    Joy Dix
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    A very nice painting, David, but I’d like to see more depth of colour in the foreground sea and rocks which would add a great deal of depth and perspective.

    Joy

     

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